Winnie goes CRAZY after she poops. Is this a cat thing? Is our cat just extra strange? Arlo doesn't seem to do this but he is always on the lazier side.
Thanks for being an awesome cat lady!
Dith Pamp Portland, Or.
Thanks so much for asking this question!
Now, this may not resonate with every cat owner, but I can definitely tell you this IS a thing! Both my cats, Marmalade and Ziggy, tear around the house after they poop and it is hilarious to watch. I also know immediately when one of the cats has pooped in my house based on the racing about [and can therefore clean it right away;) hehe].
While I can not give any scientific explanation for this, my best guess is that using the litter box might give some fresh energy to cats and to burn off this burst of energy they act on one of their favorite exercises: racing frantically about the home!
Another theory is that cats will race around in hopes of removing any kitty litter or waste remnants on themselves. And a funny thought is maybe they are just running from the smell of their own poop:)
On a serious note, if your kitty is exhibiting this behavior out of the blue (not a normal behavior for them) it's best to follow up with your veterinarian. Running away from the litter box after eliminating can also be a sign of pain, infection or discomfort. Ruling out any medical reason is always recommended.
Thanks for reading!
PDX Cat Stalker
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